Happy January! Don’t you just love starting a fresh new year? I’m looking forward to new beginnings starting with being extra mindful of what I eat, and scheduling my workouts so I don’t miss them! Choosing seasonal fruits and vegetables is a good way to improve a healthy eating plan, and you’ll be rewarded with high quality produce that’s packed with nutrition at a lower cost. Your taste buds will definitely thank you for it! This time of year, pears and pomegranates are in season and very delicious, so, I’m putting them together in this beautiful salad of amazing textures and colors!
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Crumbled Gorgonzola
8 oz baby spinach spring mix
2 Bosc Pears, cored and sliced
1 pomegranate, arils removed
¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
White Wine Vinaigrette:
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbl white wine vinegar
1 tsp agave nectar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Arrange greens, pears, pomegranate arils, cheese and almonds on a platter or individual plates.
Place all vinaigrette ingredients in a salad dressing shaker or jar, and shake until well blended.
Drizzle dressing over salad.
If you are a Pear and Pomegranate fan, then you are going to want to head over to Hilary’s site to check out her amazing Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini. My mouth is watering just looking at her pictures!!! I asked her to box me up some of that, but since several thousands of miles away from Texas, it probably wouldn’t be any good once it got here. LOL So, I’m off to make some of this myself!! YUMMMMMM!